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Five Reasons the Zombie Apocalypse Will Never Come to Pass | Primer

Seriously, one aspect rarely dramatized in zombie stories is that — based on how difficult it is to contract the zombie virus — becoming a zombie would be embarrassing more than anything, as it is a clear message that you’re just a total idiot.

via Five Reasons the Zombie Apocalypse Will Never Come to Pass | Primer.

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Working Stiff – Rachel Caine

Love the title, love the cover. Content? well, s’ok.

Stars: Three of five.

Review format: Note plus links.
Summary: Bryn Davis never really knew what to do with her life but after a stint in the military dealing with death and destruction on a daily basis, Bryn believes she has found her true career calling as a funeral director.  Giving dignity to the dead and comfort to those left behind has given her a purpose.  Unfortunately, her curiosity leaves her much closer to death than she bargained for.
 (from goodreads via fellow blogger)
Provenance: e-book from my local library.  Needed something to bring on vacation.
Date Read: December 27, 2011.  Review written January 2011. 😦

While reading Working Stiff, I was carried along by the confidence and competence of the writing; but afterwards, what was I really enjoying?

There’s fairly-good existential angst about being a reanimated corpse, certainly… But in some ways it’s equivalent to Monster Hunter, International dressed up as paranormal-romance plus dead people.  It’s grim… but in a just-for-entertainment way. I didn’t feel like my world was expanded.

I won’t avoid future books by this author, but on the basis of this one book, I am not going to search out sequels or her other series.

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Zombie love? yikes | Warm Bodies « Bookshelf Lust

And I thought that gargoyles were going to be the final frontier in paranormal romance… I should have remembered that zombies are people too.  Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion goes there:

R is a young man with an existential crisis–he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing.

After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His choice to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

via DYSTOPIAN « Bookshelf Lust.

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